Sony's via dolorosa through cyberspace continues as someone, perhaps the still-unidentified parties responsible for last week's major attack send "vague demands" to Sony employees accompanied by threats against the employees' families. Also, the PlayStation Store was briefly rendered inaccessible.
Suspicion has been so far largely directed against North Korea's government, but over the weekend Norse tweeted its belief the attack was in fact mounted by insiders (and promises more information once its participation in investigations permits it to be more forthcoming).
Pyongyang denies involvement, but then (addressing no doubt prospective buyers of the Brooklyn Bridge) credits the attacks to a heroic spontaneous global defense of North Korea against American imperialism (in the persons of Seth Rogen et al.). Many observers continue to believe the Kim regime is responsible, and offer an overview of that government's cyber capabilities.
FireEye's Mandiant unit, investigating the attacks, calls them "unprecedented," and suggests there was little Sony could have done to forestall them. Outsiders suggest to the contrary that tighter security practices might have made the attack less successful.
The Sony hack has driven other threats (notably Iran's Operation Cleaver battlespace preparation and ISIS cyber operations) from the front pages, but these remain matters of ongoing concern.
Neverquest evolves and appears in the North American wild. Trusteer researchers see the Trojan's evolution as more evidence of the futility of "naïve" security.
Social engineering continues to advance in sophistication and effectiveness, as seen in several current campaigns.
Bebe is the latest major retail victim of cybercrime.